Duke Leadership Academy Scholars Profile

Paul Grantham

Paul Grantham

Title: Assistant VP, Communication Services
Senior Management Area: Human Resources
Class Year: 2010

Paul Grantham oversees the Office of Communication Services and is responsible for developing communication strategies to support administrative efforts across Duke, from human resources and finance to emergency management and sustainability.

Before coming to Duke in 2001, Paul worked in corporate communications with Wachovia Bank and as a reporter and assistant editor for the Kernersville News. Among previous jobs not listed on his resume include bartender, painter, dragon slayer (mostly when playing with my two young daughters) and tobacco farm hand.

One of the few, but proud, North Carolina natives in the Triangle, Paul stayed in-state for his college education, earning a bachelor's degree in English from Guilford College and a master's in English and Afro-American Literature from North Carolina A & T State University.